Milestones, Aug. 20, 1945

Born. To Ethel Merman, 36, gusty, trumpet-toned musicomedy star (Panama Hattie, Something jor the Boys), and Lieut. Colonel Robert Daniels Levitt, 35, Army public-relations officer, ex-Hearst promotion man: their second child, first son; in Manhattan. Name: Robert Daniels Jr. Weight: 8 Ibs. 5 oz.

Married. Lieut. Colonel Ralph McAllister Ingersoll, 44, crusading founder and editor-on-leave of Manhattan's irrepressible tabloid PM, wartime best-selling author (The Battle Is the Payoff), kin of oldtime New York's "400" arbiter, Ward McAllister; and Elaine Brown Keiffer Cobb, 29, LIFE editorial staffer; both for the second time; at...

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